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Kraft Thanks Facebook Fans With 'Likeapella'

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After receiving 4,632 Likes on a recent Facebook post, Kraft Mac & Cheese, with help from Crispin Porter + Bogusky, created a video to than every fan. The brand hired acapella group YellowJackets to whip together a thank you tune naming and listin all 4,632 fans,.

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by Steve Hall    Apr-27-12    
Topic: Brands, Social, Video



If Only Neutering Your Kid Was This Easy

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TM Advertising is out with a couple of new PSAs for Best Friends Animal Society. The spots liken the need for pets to mate with your typical horny teenager. Too bad you can't really "fix" your kids the way you can fix your pets. Oh wait, you can. Medically speaking. Not sure of the legal ramifications of that though. Or the social ramifications. Or the just plan "WTF did you do to me, mommy?" ramifications. Anyway, we're just talking about pets here and we think we have enough word count now to properly wrap around the image so we're going to stop writing now, OK?

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by Steve Hall    Apr-27-12    
Topic: Cause



Underwear-Clad Hotties Make Bike Deliveries For Boston Restaurant

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Yesterday Boston-based Ole Restaurant kicked off its new bike delivery service by sending out one hot guy and one hot girl dressed only in their underwear to make surprise deliveries to startled Bostonians. Smartly, the company made its deliveries to media outlets in the city with the obvious purpose of scoring some publicity.

Note to videographer: If you're going to shoot a three minute video of barely dressed hotties, the least you could do is get a few good gratuitous shots of the pair. Way too much quick cutting here.

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by Steve Hall    Apr-27-12    
Topic: Guerilla, Promotions, Racy



TBWA Madrid Captures the Art of Storytelling in McDonald's Ad

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Isn't story telling a key component of any good advertising effort? Yes, it's ultimately all about selling a product but if you can't keep your viewer at least mildly interested in the channel through which you are passing that sales message then what's the point of even trying?

We'd argue this new work from TBWA Madrid does a beautiful job at story telling and an admirable job at keeping the viewer interested in the storyline. Entitled "Writer," this :90 commercial tells the story of a writer and a boy who works at the MsDonald's she frequents. GIve it a watch and let us know if you think it's effective advertising.

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by Steve Hall    Apr-26-12    
Topic: Brands, Commercials



Meet Up Site Badoo Highlights New Yorkers in First Ad Campaign

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Social discovery site and fourth largest social network, Badoo, is launching its first U.S. advertising campaign on April 26 as part of its official American launch. Entitled "I Want", the campaign kicks off with both offline and online elements.

Starting on April 26, Badoo will launch an outdoor advertising campaign in the New York area which will run until the end of May as well as a digital program that starts April 30. The campaign follows The Badoo Project which saw more than 1,000 New Yorkers receive a professional online profile picture.

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by Steve Hall    Apr-26-12    
Topic: Campaigns



Cannes Young Lions Entrant Creates F*%K It List

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One week after this year's Cannes Lions Festival, DDB Toronto's Daniel Bonder will be turning 29 and officially too old to attend the prestigious Young Lions Academy. Given that this was his last week in life to be "young", he created "The Fuck-It List" - his submission to enter the 2012 Academy. We'll see what the jury says

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by Steve Hall    Apr-26-12    
Topic: Industry Events



Under Armour Helps Women Kick Ass

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Red Tettemer + Partners and CP+B have created a campaign for Under Armour have created What's Beautiful, a social media contest that provides women with an online community designed to help them meet and exceed their physical goals through a series of training challenges. The three women who rise to the top of the challenge will receive a one year sponsorship deal with Under Armour.

After nine weeks, Under Armour will nominate 10 finalists based on the strength, drive, and determination highlighted in their stories and original content submissions to be featured on the What's Beautiful homepage and mobile app. Ultimately, three winners will be named - two by Under Armour selection and one by public vote.

by Steve Hall    Apr-26-12    
Topic: Campaigns, Mobile/Wireless, Online



Samsung Thought to be Behind 'Wake Up' Protest

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A YouTube video from Blunty captured a potest a few days ago outside an Apple store in Sydney, Australia. A black bus with "Wak Up" written on the side pulled up and out poured a group of black-clad protesters with signs which read, "Wake Up." The protesters proceeded to stand in front of the Apple store and shout "wake up!"

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by Steve Hall    Apr-26-12    
Topic: Guerilla



Prostitute Flash Mob Calls Attention to Human Trafficking

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Stop the Traffic, an international organization that fights human trafficking is out with a flash mob-style guerrilla effort created by Duval Guillaume and produced by monodot. In Amsterdam's red light district "prostitutes" can be seen breaking into dance. When the dance ends, a projected message reads, "Every year thousands of women are promised a dance career in Western Europe. Sadly, they und up here." Not exactly what the crowd was expecting but a powerful message none the less.

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by Steve Hall    Apr-25-12    
Topic: Cause, Racy, Video



Roller Skating Will Keep Your Kids Off Drugs

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Did roller skating go out of style? Is it back in style? Was it ever in style? Who knows. All we know is that for about a year or two during highschool it was a fad and it was fun. Apparently it's back. Well, maybe it never went away. Anyway, check out this twisted "commercial" for Roller Kingdom in Reno Nevada. Not many familay friendly places would associate themselves with drugs as a selling point. But this guy does.

by Steve Hall    Apr-25-12    
Topic: Commercials



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